Residents in Southern California woke up this morning to a 4.4 earthquake that left many residents shaken to the core. Described as a moderate, the quake originally was recorded as a 4.7 on the Richter scale, but was downgraded after approximately 20 minutes. The quake was located several miles from the bustling Los Angeles region and was felt for miles around. The U.S. Geological Survey states the earthquake occurred at 9km NNW of Westwood, California at 6:25:36-7:00 am, PT.
There are no reports of damage or injuries, but understandably, many residents were fearful. Some newscasters were delivering live, morning news updates when they were rattled by the earthquake. Several aftershocks have been recorded and one measured at 2.7. Check with the US Geological Survey for current information regarding earthquakes including aftershocks here: Earthquakes Real Time.
You may see a video report regarding today’s earthquake above.